• Shamya Dasgupta
  • JIMINY CRICKET

    by Shamya Dasgupta
The Tendulkar goal that Messi failed to score

The Tendulkar goal that Messi failed to score

Argentina’s talisman didn’t lose because he missed a spot kick, he lost because he quit – something the cricketing legend never did read more

Pink-ball cricket – a step in the right direction, but no more

While every measure possible to draw crowds to the five-day game must be employed, overreach isn’ read more

The Ganguly hand in Bengal’s vision for 2020

They have the right preparation, a first-class support staff and a nucleus of talented players – can read more

An immortal among us mice – Muhammad Ali, forever The Greatest

His impact was not just on boxing, but on sport, on the world at large, on generations – read more

New-age fielding: Pushing the boundary or crossing it?

The laws of cricket allow for certain kinds of spectacular catches and not some others – perhaps it’s time to embrace change fully

Gayle will believe it when he sees it hurt

The big-hitting West Indian's behaviour is unacceptable, but our hypocrisy allows him to be a repeat offender

Best keep old Azharuddin in the memory banks

The attempt on celluloid to resurrect a fallen hero, however special he might have been, seems short on fact and conviction

Boom Boom Afridi, the unmatched destroyer of boredom

For all his tempestuousness and propensity to under-achieve, the thrill-a-minute former Pakistan captain is the ultimate entertainer

Does India have a sporting culture at all?

Salman Khan’s appointment as goodwill ambassador for the Olympic contingent has opened a can of worms

Mustafizur's secret: An uncluttered mind, unaffected by pressure

A face-off with Kohli in the IPL will be the biggest test of how far the Bangladesh youngster has come 

Safety trumps freedom, too much is always better than too little

The Bhat and St John incidents reiterate the necessity to control what’s in our hands

No ‘spin’ needed – toss the coin out

The decision to do away with the toss for county cricket is the way forward for cricket and will help equalise things for visiting sides

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